New children’s book teaches youth about Juneteenth

By Stacy M. Brown  NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Lavaille Lavette, a New York Times best-selling author, said her greatest satisfaction is telling stories about people, places, things, and events that everyone should remember. “Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise,” her most recent work, is a gorgeously illustrated “Little Golden Book” about a little boy’s first Juneteenth celebration.


Maryland Chamber Foundation’s externship program fosters collaboration between local businesses and educators to better expose students to livable wage careers 

By Megan Sayles AFRO Business  This July, roughly 23 local public school educators are set to participate in the Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program.  The four-week program, running from July 10 to Aug. 4, pairs high school teachers and counselors with leading Maryland businesses for hands-on learning experiences in industries associated with classroom


Black Greek organizations and business owners weigh in on travel advisory issued for Florida by NAACP

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Member organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Black tourism organizations have issued responses to the recent NAACP travel advisory for the state of Florida.  On May 20, the civil rights organization issued a warning to African Americans and LGBTQ+ travelers